HE DID IT!!! His first half-ironman and he CRUSHED his goal time of 6 hours and did it in 5:21!!! Seventh in his age group!!! Plus, he looked strong the entire time and extra awesome with his fanny pack…..best gel/fuel holder ever:)
First of all, let’s talk about his ‘special’ drink that he made for the bike portion. As he was mixing it together it made me completely nauseated.
Into his cocktail went powerade, powergel (berry blast and strawberry creme) and a gu (gingerbread vanilla).
He said it was gross (way too sweet) but it worked perfectly. He will be doing it again but next time he wants to add a little water.
He also tried the Hammergel apple-cinnamon and absolutely loved it…..as long as you have lots of water to take with it!
The morning started off VERY EARLY and we soon found out that there seems to be a ridiculous amount of mosquitos by the lake in the early a.m. They sucked about 5 ounces of blood out of me!
He KILLED the swim and was outta that lake like a speeding bullet!
We started off on the bike together but 7 miles in he got a FLAT TIRE…..I gave him my bike (good thing we are the same height and have the same size feet). I will just have to get that training ride in another day! We fixed the tire and then drove to go find him and give him back his bike! His average bike pace was 20.2 pace….DANG!!
Come to the Utah Half-Ironman with me next year…the scenery is incredible!
Can I also tell you about my proudest moment ever! If you are a long time reader you know that Billy used to be a running-haterer. He ran his first HALF-MARATHON (with Jon) and LOVED IT!! He said he felt amazing and could have done another 13.
I have created a monster. Watch out future races, Billy and I will be tearing it apart!
CONGRATS JON….you are my HERO!!! You did absolutely incredible!
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE go vote for Rachelle……HERE!!!! She needs your help to make it to Boston 2012. Just go to that website and type in RACHELLE and you will help her big time! You can vote everyday for her until Sept. 15!
Also, you have to go visit Devin’s blog to enter a GIVEAWAY!
You still have time to enter my GIVEAWAY too!!!
Have you ever done a Half-Ironman or Ironman? Have you ever watched one?
-I want to do one now after watching such amazing athletes…….they are truly inspiring!
What are you/did you have for lunch today?
-Billy is out grilling me some chicken…..I married a keeper.
Any special fueling combinations that you have tried and stuck to?